AAF-Houston May 2016 Creative Thought Leader Speaker Series

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The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027

$35 AAF Members | $45 Non-members | Walk-in fee: $10 additional

For reservations, contact the AAF-Houston office at: 713-237-9999 or visit aaf-houston.org

Speaker: Debbie Drury
Speaker Debbie Drury
A native Houstonian, Ms. Debbie Drury has excelled in the advertising and marketing profession providing valuable marketing services to over 330 enterprises nationwide.  Over the years she has developed a close working relationship with her clients and these business interactions have allowed her the opportunity to interact with many of ...

A native Houstonian, Ms. Debbie Drury has excelled in the advertising and marketing profession providing valuable marketing services to over 330 enterprises nationwide.  Over the years she has developed a close working relationship with her clients and these business interactions have allowed her the opportunity to interact with many of our local business and community leaders, as well as many charitable organizations.


She received the WBE 2016 Star of the Year Award, was the Director and an Honoree for Woman of the Year Enterprising Women, was a 2015 EY Accelerating Entrepreneur Finalist, received the Amoco Federal Credit Union Monthly Star Choice Award, was selected as one of five Women Leaders in Houston to be Featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Business, Real and Simple, and Elle Decor Magazines and she was recently a guest on the KHOU 11 Debra Duncan Show.   Ms. Drury is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Rescue Organization, is a Public and Motivational Speaker, and is a member of several local Chamber of Commerce.


One of her most defining moments was founding Divine Design10, an organization for the empowerment and healing of women.  The mission is based upon ten steps for a successful and fulfilling life; DREAM. DESIRE, DECISION, DIRECTION, DETERMINATION, DEDICATION, DILIGENCE, DISCIPLINE, DEVOTION AND DESTINATION. Women make over 90% of buying decisions and must learn to empower and help each other.  It takes a powerful dream fueled with faith and belief in yourself to reach your destiny.  Binding together will be at the forefront of a changing and emerging world.


Ms. Drury is the devoted mother of two children, Brian and Bailey, as well as the grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren:  Jordan, Alexis, and Chris.  She is currently an active member of Praise Chapel Church.  Her strong faith in God helps her balance her duties to family, community and customers.  


 

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Speaker: Myles Rose
Speaker Myles Rose
Myles currently works in digital marketing at Gulf States Toyota, the southern US regional distributor of Toyota vehicles. He’s working on integration opportunities between Tiers 1, 2, & 3 including implementing the Blue Kai DMP. Previously he ran all digital media, creative and analytics for GST. Prior to his role ...

Myles currently works in digital marketing at Gulf States Toyota, the southern US regional distributor of Toyota vehicles. He’s working on integration opportunities between Tiers 1, 2, & 3 including implementing the Blue Kai DMP. Previously he ran all digital media, creative and analytics for GST. Prior to his role at GST he worked outside automotive on the agency side at T3, Springbox, and IDEA. He started off his career in mutual funds with Invesco and technology with Dell. Myles resides in Houston with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time he develops interactive inflatable medical exhibits that teach kids and adults the inner workings of the human body.

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Speaker: Jim Flint
Speaker Jim Flint
Jim Flint grows businesses--his, yours and almost anything else he seems to touch. In 2015, Jim's digital marketing agency, Local Search Group, was recognized as the fastest growing Advertising and Marketing firm in Texas.  With 4,213% revenue growth, Inc. Magazine also named his company the 65th fastest growing company in ...

Jim Flint grows businesses--his, yours and almost anything else he seems to touch.


In 2015, Jim's digital marketing agency, Local Search Group, was recognized as the fastest growing Advertising and Marketing firm in Texas.  With 4,213% revenue growth, Inc. Magazine also named his company the 65th fastest growing company in the entire United States. Prior to founding Local Search Group, he developed sales plans, financial plans and marketing strategies for companies including Nike, Toyota and multi-franchise dealer groups. He recently released his first book titled Car Dog Millionaire: How to Sell Cars and Make Money at Your Internet Dealership, which outlines sales operations and online marketing tactics for automotive dealers. As a 20-year industry veteran, Jim is widely recognized as a thought leader in digital sales operations, marketing and advertising. 

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Speaker: Brandon Buras
Speaker Brandon Buras
Brandon Buras is the Director of Digital Strategy and Revenue Development for the Classifieds Division within the Houston Chronicle Media Group. He has gained expansive experience within the Automotive industry within various roles within the Hearst Corporation and his previous career at Reynolds and Reynolds- Naked Lime.  He's worked with ...

Brandon Buras is the Director of Digital Strategy and Revenue Development for the Classifieds Division within the Houston Chronicle Media Group. He has gained expansive experience within the Automotive industry within various roles within the Hearst Corporation and his previous career at Reynolds and Reynolds- Naked Lime.  He's worked with all levels of automotive clients by creating custom digital campaigns for both local auto dealers and dealer association groups.

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Speaker: Miguel Perez
Speaker Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez is a native Houstonian who has been in the automotive industry for 10 years. He is currently the General Sales Manager at Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  Mr. Perez has has held many titles throughout his career from Sales Associate, to Internet Sales Manager, Finance Director, Sales Manager, ...

Miguel Perez is a native Houstonian who has been in the automotive industry for 10 years. He is currently the General Sales Manager at Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  Mr. Perez has has held many titles throughout his career from Sales Associate, to Internet Sales Manager, Finance Director, Sales Manager, and now General Manager, including two years as the Variable Operations Trainer for Autonation the largest Automotive retailer in Houston. As Variable Operations trainer he worked with Dealerships all over the great State of Texas. In the extent of his career he has had the opportunity to work with large brands like Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Toyota. His objective in the industry is to facilitate the purchasing process and to provide the best customer experience through innovative methods, latest technology, while providing full transparency.

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When?

Wed, May. 18 - Thu, May. 19, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Houston 77027
United States